Natalie and Marcus chose one of my favorite venues for a wedding to get married, the Angus Barn Pavilion in Raleigh with planner Ashley from the pavilion who always does a fabulous job. Although it was a little misty outside, it did not damper the spirits of the 120 guests attending. The open-air pavilion was beautiful with floral arrangements by Watered Garden and the “big ass fan” (Yes, it says that on the fan) going in the middle of the roof. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while I had a mix of country and soft rock playing. The wedding party finally arrived, the weather cleared up and then it was time to introduce them to “Tattoos On This Town” by Jason Aldean. Natalie and Marcus made their way to the dance floor and had their first dance to “Everything” by Michael Buble. They took their seats, and Natalie’s father said a heart felt thank you to everyone for coming and Pastor Andy blessed the food. The salads and individually served dinners of ribs, steak and veggie’s came out while I continued a mix of country and soft rock. It was delicious! After dessert, a few of the groomsmen and their girls started ballroom dancing and they were fantastic, and military as is the newly crowned Air Force Captain Marcus. We then had a couple toasts and the Simply Cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. Natalie joined her father on the floor to dance to “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes and you could tell this song was very important to them when she was younger and guests sang along to the chorus as they danced. Marcus then escorted his mother to the floor to dance to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. I opened the floor with some Motown and current dance music that kept young and old on the floor. We paused shortly for a bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and garter toss to “Pants” by Jason Aldean. Since there were so many soldiers there and Natalie was sitting in a chair after the garter removal, I instantly went into “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” that was right out of Top Gun. The groomsmen and soldiers all serenaded her on one knee. I’m sure photographer James Walters got some great pics of this and Natalie’s father, Len’s, deadhead friends dancing to “Sugar Magnolia”! Some country sing along songs ended the night and it was time for their sparkler exit. What a fun night and I was thrilled to play for them and all the soldiers who have served us!
DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Begin a wedding DJ is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide all our Raleigh Weddings again and again.